Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Greatest Gift Is Family

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The Sonoma paper packet makes lovely layouts. I just love working with it.

This is a layout made from a design in the Magic How To Book, Disappearing Act. Using these sketches are so easy. Follow the paper cutting directions, and placement of them on your layout, then attach a few embellishments, your photos and you are done. For embellishments I used my cuttlebug and cut out the large circle and used my Smokey Plum cardstock to cut out a lacy circle for a mat. I also used some crystal flowers I got from Michaels.

All Supplies are from Close To My Heart

Magic, Disappearing Act Sketch

Sonoma Paper Packet X7143B

Colors are Bamboo, Smokey Plum, Cocoa and Olive.

Sonoma Stamp Set C1476

Pewter Mini Medley Accents Z1487

Large Circle Spellbinders

Lacy Circle Spellbinders

Crystal flowers Michaels

Glue dots

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Art Philosophy and Typeset = One Fine Day

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I had fun making this layout because I got to play a little bit with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Exclusive to Close To My Heart. I cut out the Fancy Square focal point in the center of the layout using the green patterned paper and I cut it at 10 ¾ inches. Then with the numbered patterned paper I cut the same image only a little smaller at 9 inches to make it fit perfectly inside the first one. I also cut 3 stars at 1 ¾, one at 2 and the other one at 2 ¼ inches. But one of my favorite things I cut was the fancy square shape at 1 ¼ inches then I stamped perfectly inside with the UR Special image from the Typeset stamp set. How cool is that?

Another thing I did on this layout was to paint pearl paint on some of the milepost shapes and right on the base pages to add a little highlighting.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

X7139B Typeset Level 2 Paper Packet

Typeset Stamp Set

D1220 Typewriter Keys

D1420 A Little Everything

E1019 Bohemian Alphabet

X2105 Black Ink Pad

Z2165 JUNIPER Ink Pad

Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Z1464 Milepost Shapes

Z1039 Create a shade Pearl Paint

Z1298 Texture tools

Z1151 3D Foam Tape


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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Using Mischief Paper on non Halloween Layout

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Do you know which paper packet I used on this layout? I used the Mischief My Reflections Kit, primarily a Halloween or Fall kit but it can be used for so many other layouts as shown here. That is what I love about the Close To My Heart Paper kits, they are so versatile you can use them for just about any layout, all you need is a little imagination to look “outside of the box”.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

Magic Performance Sketch

X7144B Mischief Paper Packet

4475 Archival True Black Ink

Z2104 Barn Red Ink

Z2191 Sunset Ink

C1477 Mischief Stamp Set

Z1393 Black Mini Medley

Z1335 Licorice Opaque's

Z1278 Hearts Dimensional Elements

Z1089 Black Waxy Flax

Black Ribbon

Barn Red Metal Accessories

Bazzill Paper Flowers

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Time to Celebrate


This is a layout of my precious granddaughter Maddison.  I made this layout shortly after her birth in March of 2011 but I didn’t keep a list of items I used.  I still wanted to share it with you so…enjoy, 

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Scrapbooking with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge


For this layout I used the Final Act Sketch from the Magic book. I did quite a few changes to the sketch as it didn’t fit my photos, but that is what I like about the sketches, they are adaptable to the way you want to use them. They are just like a starting point, A little inspiration.

I also used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut out the large mat on the left page. I cut this out at 10 inches (on the size dial) and it cut it in a rectangle, 10 long and 8 or so wide. For the patterned piece on the right page I wanted the same look but I didn’t want a huge rectangle I only wanted a one inch border. So I cut my paper at one inch wide and temporarily glued it to the mat I cut out on the cricut lining up the outer edge, turned it over so I could see the half circles then took my one inch circle punch and cut. I hope that makes sense.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

Magic – Final Act sketch

Typeset paper packet

Desert Sand Ink

Finger dauber

Milepost shapes

Typeset stamp set

Art Philosophy cricut cartridge

One inch circle punch EK Success

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Quick layout


Are you finding that you don’t have time to scrapbook but would really like to get some pages done quickly?  Well, I have the answer for you!

Just order one of our paper packets, and our Matching Stickease, everything coordinates for you so you save time trying to match up everything.  Throw in a sketch from one of our How To Books like Magic, Cherish, Imagine or Reflections and you can get layouts done in no time! 

All supplies are from Close To My Heart

Lucky Paper X7137B

Lucky Stickease X7137C

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pleats and Pinwheels


I really like the Roxie papers, and when I seen the plaid paper in the kit I knew I wanted to make pleats with it. This is a fairly easy thing to do. I took 2 strips 12 inches long and 1 inch wide each. I then scored the strips at 3/4 ‘’, 1”, 1 ¾”, 2”, 2 ¾”, 3” and so on down the length of the strip. I repeated this for the second strip as well. Then I just folded along the score marks alternating direction. Then I glued it down on my layout.


These pinwheels were also easy to make. You need to start with your paper being square. So for the small ones I used 2 inch square paper and the larger one I used 3 inch square paper. I found the center of the square then cut the corners into the square about half way to the center. I did this for all four corners. Then I used a glue dot in the center and folded one side of the corner into the center on the glue dot to hold it down. I repeated this for all the corners then placed an adhesive sparkle in the center to finish it off.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

X7140B Roxie Paper packet

D1452 Find your style stamp set

D1339 Moments in Time stamp set

4475 Black Archival Ink

Z1377 Color ready kraft borders

Z1104 Sparkles

Glue Dots

Storybook Cricut Cartridge

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas Card Workshop


I am hosting a Christmas Card Workshop on Saturday  November 26th at 1pm

We will be making the 10 cards shown (2each of 5 different designs).  Cost is $12OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I will also be hosting the Card Box immediately following the card class.  The card box is OPTIONAL. 

Cost for the box AND the cards is $25. 

Space is limited and prepayment is required by November 16th. 

Call to book your spot today! 


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